Saturated!   1 comment

At New Life we have just finished a sermon series where we thought together about what it meant to be the church rather than go to church; How to be part of the fulfillment of Habakkuk 2:14 , filling the earth with “the knowledge of the glory of God.” How can we do that by intentionally infusing the activities of our daily lives (our rhythms) with the gospel? We have looked at incidents in the life of Jesus along with “Saturate” by Jeff Vanderstelt as we have learned together. One of our church members, Shaloni Jeet, shared with me a beautiful poem she wrote inspired by what we have been learning. So I asked her if I could share it with you.

Welcome to your table
To break a bread with someone
Share joy, pain, and all the ordeal
Over a simple meal


It may seem ordinary
But a huge weight it will carry
For once if you could free
someone of their solitary


Lend your ear always
To the broken and the healing
What peace they will get
When they reveal to you their feelings


If someone shared their deepest thoughts
It is you who is blessed
For you had an ear for listening
And not a judging heart you possessed


The story of the greatest hero
Who is brave and bold
With his blood he saved the world
Share the greatest story ever told


Share your testimony without hesitation
With all those around
It may bring someone to their salvation
So that they may be also found


Bless others with what you are endowed with
Your time, skills or riches, as you please
Share with all while you can
It's here today, tomorrow it may cease


Celebrate with others each day
For you have Gods permit
It is the day the Lord has made
Be glad and rejoice in it


Rest in the Lord as you work
He will make everything perfect
He will renew your strength
And through you, his wonderful work will reflect


Through everyday stuff you be the church
And let the message pass through
That you don’t have to go to him
Just call out and Jesus will come running to you!

Aravs Mum. 03/24/2020
Inspired by "Saturate" by Jeff Vanderstelt
 

 

Posted March 30, 2020 by jolm15 in Uncategorized

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  1. Thank you for this poem. I treasure the words of this wise and beautiful daughter of the Most High. Thanks for posting, Pastor Jonathon. I praise God in advance for when we can sit together again! Miss you guys.

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